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Alexandria's George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee

From the time of the Revolutionary War, the people of this City have celebrated the birthday of George Washington. Whether through marching in parades, reenacting historic events, musical performances, or dancing at the birthnight balls, our citizens consider an annual remembrance of the Father of Our Country to be important and worthwhile. Over more than two hundred years, these celebrations have always been arranged by both military and civilian volunteers from many quarters of the community. In 1976, the present George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee was formed to plan and carry out the City’s annual celebration. Its members are appointed by the Alexandria City Council for two-year terms.

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